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IFSTTAR is a new public research institute created on January 1, 2011 from the merging of INRETS (French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research) and LCPC (Central Laboratory for Bridges and Roads).
LEOST (Electronic, Waves and Signal Processing for Transport) is a Research Unit of IFSTTAR created in 1994. The research activities are situated in the fields of EM, electronic, signal processing, informatics and automatic. A wide range of frequencies is exploited. Researchers study, design and develop communication, navigation and surveillance systems in synergy within 4 complementary topics: wireless telecommunication systems, localization, perception of the transport environment, Electromagnetic Compatibility. LEOST has been involved for several years in several research projects related to wireless telecommunications in the railway domain. The LEOST competencies involved in the project are related to channel sounding, noise characterization, signal processing for MIMO, trial organization in railway context.
ESTAS (Évaluation des Systèmes de Transport Automatisés et de leur Sécurité) is a Research Unit of the Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies du Transport, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR). Its work is to develop methods, techniques and tools to facilitate and improve the analysis and evaluation of the safety functions of process control systems in guided and intelligent transportation system. ESTAS works are organized around three topics: safety, interoperability/intermodality and expertise. The first includes the work on safety and development phases of design (software and hardware) and operating (control/command).

 

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ERSA is a French company specialized in the development of industrial software (ERSA is a daughter company of DeltaRail). Their know-how is mainly applied to the transportation domain, and especially ERTMS. They also provide standard software services to local customers. The company provides technical ERTMS/ETCS solutions in the field of simulation tools for research, demonstration, test and training, but also safety related applications for train borne or trackside applications.
ERSA is a partner of the European Railway Agency (ERA) for which they deliver tools enabling the consolidation and validation of the new ERTMS/ETCS norm baseline 3. ERSA is also a partner of the 3 ERTMS reference laboratories.
ERSA provides validation and verification services in the frame of CENELEC (EN 50126, EN 50128 and EN 50129) norms.
ERSA undertakes consulting services in ERTMS/ETCS and information technologies.

 

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Created in 1980/81, the laboratory HEUDIASYC (Heuristic and Diagnostic Methods for Complex Systems) is a joint research unit. It is attached to the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). HEUDIASYC operates in the field of computer science, automation, robotics and signal processing. Its objective is to find means of representation, analysis and control of technical systems which are submitted to criteria and constraints in scientific, technological, and economic terms as well as the impacts on society and individuals. The scientific projects have been founded on the synergy between upstream and applied research in order to respond to social stakes such as: safety, transportation and STIC. Several experimental platforms are developed into the laboratory in order to validate and test the theoretical concepts on their application context.

 

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Created in 2010 by merging two laboratories, the LISIC stands for Laboratory for Informatics, Signal and Image of the Côte d'Opale, and it is a joint research unit. This lab is attached to the University of the Littoral and Côte d'Opale. The LISIC operates in the fields of computer science, signal processing and Image. The team involved in VEGAS - OSMOSE (Evolutionary Optimization Simulation and Modeling) - is specialized in complex systems modeling and simulation based on heterogeneous and multi-scale models. Several experimental tools are developed in the laboratory such as the Virtual Laboratory Environment (VLE), to mention few.